Friday, March 18, 2016

Observingart: art updates

Art after 1940 has benefitted from new materials, especially acrylic paint, based on plastics that are now found to be more fragile and chemically unstable than classical materials. Read more at Art Market Monitor

Nationalmuseum has acquired a unique piece of art glass designed by Betzy Ählström. The Christmas Cactus vase was manufactured in 1902 at the Reijmyre glassworks where she was hired for a brief period. Ählström is now considered one of the female pioneers in the history of Swedish glassmaking and only a few works by her are known. Read more 

Artprice's Global Art Market Annual Report for 2015: with constant price growth, the art market represents a veritable alternative to financial markets. USA recovers top position From China. Read more at Art Market Monitor or download report.

Cyprien Gaillard awarded the ARKEN Prize 2016.  Read more

Cyprien Gaillard, The Recovery of Discovery,Installation view KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2011. Photo: Josephine Walter

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